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Thanks-Giving Square

1627 Pacific Ave, Bordered by Bryan Street, Pacific Avenue, and N Ervay Street, Dallas, TX 75201-3601
+1 214-986-9900
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Thanks-Giving Square is a place that inspires gratitude and honors the great American and world traditions of thanksgiving. Designed in 1976 by architect Philip Johnson, this island of serenity in the heart of downtown Dallas contains a landscaped meditation garden with cascading fountains and a chapel open to people of all faiths and traditions. Gabriel Loire's dramatic "Glory Window" and Norman Rockwell's "Golden Rule" mosaic are highlights of the art collection on display. Throughout the year Thanks-Giving Square hosts an array of events, exhibitions, and community celebrations that promote the spirit and unifying value of giving thanks. Visitor guide available in English, Spanish, Chinese, French, Russian, Arabic. Braille/tactile signage available. The garden is open from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. every day. Due to long-term renovation projects, hours of indoor facilities vary and are subject to change (check the website for the latest information). Chapel of Thanksgiving: Open 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday; Open 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday; Closed Tuesday. Hall of Thanksgiving (museum and bookshop): Open by special appointment only. Please call or email to inquire.
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“stained glass” (10 reviews)
“gold ring” (3 reviews)
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1627 Pacific Ave, Bordered by Bryan Street, Pacific Avenue, and N Ervay Street, Dallas, TX 75201-3601
Downtown Dallas
+1 214-986-9900
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Reviewed 10 April 2015

Pets not welcome . Dog poo over abundant in pet area . Waterfalls not working . Limited hours. Didn't go to museum . The spiral glass was cool.

2  Thank Darlene C
Reviewed 31 December 2014

We visited on the Saturday morning after Christmas but everything was still closed up...and downtown Dallas was a ghost town, literally. We hardly saw anyone out, which was around 10-11am. This is a nice corner of the city to visit but why is everything still...More

Reviewed 25 October 2014

The chapel is really brilliantly designed. The ceiling continues spiraling taller like a nautilus shell, and the stained glass is very pretty. I found myself lying on the floor to get the best view. The outdoor waterfall is nice, too. It is a quiet and...More

5  Thank Teresa F
Reviewed 9 October 2014

Thanksgiving Square is a noble idea...and it's worth a look if you happen to be nearby in downtown Dallas. As others have already mentioned, the Square is in need of some repair/cleanup, but don't let that stop you from visiting. The chapel is open infrequently,...More

Thank Matt R
Reviewed 28 September 2014

I consider myself almost a master at giving thanks, getting better and better at it, all the time. Giving thanks in the golden ring was magical. Make sure to give thanks out loud, as we were instructed to do. I am not sure if it...More

1  Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Go inside the spiral chapel to see the stained glass. It was breathtaking. The square itself not much to see other than some homeless people sleeping.

3  Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 9 September 2014

dont just go in and take picture and leave without lingering around to appreciate the work of it. it is a gem not to be missed. go before 5pm!

1  Thank volatilecandy
Reviewed 9 September 2014

This was such a nice place to visit its tranquil and beautiful I only had an hour before I had to get to the airport so I decided to walk from my hotel and check it out sure glad I did

4  Thank Joann6607
Reviewed 20 July 2014

I went not knowing what to expect. The place was beautiful and the chapel was very memorable and serene. I love the fact that you can write down what you are thankful for and leave it on the altar in the room below the stained...More

3  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Being a fan of the show Dallas I have always wanted to visit Thanksgiving Square. Several episodes had scenes filmed there. I was shocked to see that it was falling apart and resembled a mini skid row. I envisioned peace and tranquility but I was...More

5  Thank Shelli B
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Do they charge to visit chapel
4 July 2015|
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Response from Noah J | Property representative |
There is no admission fee, but donations to the private foundation are accepted.